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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.

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Wednesday, July 20


Wednesday Keynote - Dr. Eric Mazur
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Dr. Eric Mazur

Harvard University
Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics. An internationally recognized scientist and researcher, he leads a vigorous research program in optical physics and supervises one of the largest research groups... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom A - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza
Thursday, July 21


Thursday Keynotes
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Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year... Read More →
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Homa Sabet Tavangar

Global Education Advisor, Growing Up Global
Homa Tavangar is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House), The Global Education Toolkit, and co-author with Yong Zhao, et. al. on the new, 3-book Take-Action Guide to World Class Learners series. She is... Read More →
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Kristin Ziemke

Teacher & Author, Big Shoulders Fund
Kristin Ziemke is an urban school educator and the author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom. Recognized as an international expert in literacy, inquiry and technology, Kristin works with schools around the world to develop learning experiences that are... Read More →
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Jordyn Zimmerman

Jordyn Zimmerman is a student studying to become a special education teacher. Having experienced special education programs while in school herself, Jordyn hopes to become a catalyst for change in education. Jordyn has been challenging the status quo in specialeducation for many years... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom A - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza
Friday, July 22


Friday Keynotes - Linda Liukas and Dr. Robert Goodman
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Robert Goodman

Executive Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Robert Goodman, the 2006 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year, is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. As the science chair and a teacher of physics, chemistry, and environmental science at the Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro... Read More →
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Linda Liukas

LInda Liukas is a computer programmer who has authored a book that introduces computer programming through the amazing character Ruby. Her innovative approach is truly unique - in Ruby's world anything is possible!

Friday July 22, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom A - Mezzanine Boston Park Plaza